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Vice President of Development in Orange County

  • Sterling Search, Inc.
  • Full time
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  • Orange County
  • 29/05/2019
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The Patient Safety Movement Foundation has engaged Sterling Search, Inc. to seek for their Vice President of Development.  Reporting directly to the CEO and COO and working closely with the Founder/Chairman and Board of Directors, PSM is seeking an entrepreneurial Vice President of Development (“VPD”) to build and expand a robust fundraising program initially focused on institutional giving. This professional will join a growing organizational team and lead the efforts to secure philanthropic grants, engage corporate sponsors and build a portfolio of institutional donors regionally and nationally. Externally, the VPD will work with the Executive Director, the Founder/Chairman and the Board of Directors to build and manage relationships across a vast area of stakeholder networks. Internally, the VPD will collaborate with staff across the organization to build and lead strategies to increase contributed income and meet set targets. 

This is a tremendous opportunity for a goal-oriented development professional with a desire to focus on philanthropy and advance his or her career alongside PSM’s growth. The successful VPD will be motivated by the opportunity to participate in building and maintaining foundation, corporate and donor relationships as well as managing internal development operations within a fast-paced organization working at the highest level of national and international healthcare issues.

Candidate Requirements

The ideal candidate has a creative, entrepreneurial and innovative approach to work. The ability to represent PSM with the utmost professionalism, and strong and engaging communication skills (both written and spoken) are essential. Foundation relations and grants development experience with a national and/or international NGO is beneficial. A background in healthcare delivery and/or policy is a bonus, but not critical. At a minimum, this position requires:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • Must have held current or prior job for at least 5 years.
  • Seven to 10 years of experience in general nonprofit development with a focus on foundation and corporate fundraising.
  • Charged with raising at least $2.5M at a previous organization
  • Proven ability to build and manage a philanthropic income stream, maximizing the value of existing and prospective supporters.
  • Significant knowledge of the US institutional philanthropic landscape with initial emphasis on Greater Southern California.
  • Proven track record of relationship building to secure grants at the five and six figure level.
  • Ability to understand diverse donor motivations and deliver a bespoke relationship to meet these.
  • Demonstrable skill in adapting written and verbal communications for a philanthropic audience.
  • Confidence in working with senior stakeholders, internally and externally, using tact and diplomacy.
  • Extensive experience of tailored proposals incorporating input from staff, board and foundation and corporate partners.
  • Organized and methodical approach to plan and deliver against deadlines and a varied workload.
  • Willingness to work beyond traditional hours when needed.
  • A commitment to PSM’s stated values and a working style that reflects these values.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Ability and willingness to travel nationally and internationally.
  • In addition to possessing these qualifications, the ideal candidate should be organized, strategic and collegial.
  • She/he must be a self-starter with a bias toward execution and possess the ability to be flexible and open to new ideas, as well as the ability to function at peak in a fast paced environment. 

A competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered to attract an outstanding candidate. The salary is commensurate with experience.



Please send resumes to:

Telephone: 714-433-7040 or 310-909-4897

Direct all correspondence, emails and telephone calls to Sterling Search, Inc.

All inquiries made to Patient Safety Movement will be redirected to Sterling Search, Inc.

Previous resume submissions have been forwarded to Sterling Search, Inc.

Patient Safety Movement is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Sterling Search, Inc.

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